22 February 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 22 Feb 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Odierno From Iraq 22 Feb 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, Multinational Corps-Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno
- Feb. 22 airpower: F-15s stop sniper fire AFPN 22 Feb 2007 -- In Afghanistan Feb. 20, an Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles provided close-air support for International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF troops, receiving sniper fire near Now Zad.
- Security Operations Continue; Baqubah Police Official Detained AFPS 22 Feb 2007 -- Iraqi and coalition forces killed or detained numerous terrorists over the last two days, and soldiers detained an Iraqi police official suspected of involvement in sectarian violence, military officials reported.
- General Discusses Chlorine Bombs, Helicopter Shoot-downs AFPS 22 Feb 2007 -- The enemy in Iraq is adaptive, and is interested in "catastrophic attacks," the commander of coalition ground forces in Iraq said today.
- U.S. Troops Battle Insurgents In Al-Ramadi RFE/RL 22 Feb 2007 -- At least 12 people were reported killed today as U.S. troops battled insurgents in the Iraqi city of Al-Ramadi.
- Coalition Faces Two New Insurgent Tactics in Iraq VOA 22 Feb 2007 -- The second-ranking U.S. commander in Iraq says his forces are working to counter two new capabilities developed by insurgents - an improved ability to shoot down helicopters and a new type of bomb that involves deadly chlorine gas.
- US Military: 12 Insurgents Killed in Operations in Western Iraq VOA 22 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says U.S. forces killed at least 12 insurgents during a six-hour battle in the city of Ramadi.
- NATO Secretary-General Calls Afghanistan 'a Frontline' in Fight Against Terrorism VOA 22 Feb 2007 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Thursday said NATO members must defeat militants in Afghanistan or face the threat of terrorist attacks in their own nations.
- AFGHANISTAN: War crimes immunity bill passes second hurdle IRIN 22 Feb 2007 -- The upper house of Afghanistan's parliament or 'Meshrano Jirga', on Tuesday adopted a controversial amnesty bill granting immunity for all war crimes.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Troopers Learn to Airlift Equipment, Supplies in Combat Zone Army News 23 Feb 2007 -- When people think of air assaults they may have an image in their mind of soldiers repelling from helicopters down long ropes and then once on the ground, the soldiers go to attack an objective.
- Essex ARG Completes Spring ARGEX, EVALEX Navy NewsStand 22 Feb 2007 -- Task Force 76 ships comprising the Sasebo-based Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ESXARG) completed a series of Navy-Marine Corps evolutions Feb. 17 at White Beach Naval Facility, located here, as a starting to point for their spring patrol.
- American, Japanese Minesweepers Participate in PASSEX Navy NewsStand 22 Feb 2007 -- USS Guardian (MCM 5) and USS Patriot (MCM 7) returned to Sasebo, Japan, on Feb. 17 after a successful three-day passing exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese maritime assets.
- Vinson Continues RCOH Progress with Mast-Landing Ceremony Navy NewsStand 22 Feb 2007 -- The last major section of the mast was installed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Feb. 21, marking another major construction milestone in the ship's ongoing refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard.
- Carter Hall Concludes Galveston Navy Week Navy NewsStand 22 Feb 2007 -- USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) concluded its port visit to Galveston on Feb. 21, concluding a successful port visit as part of that city's Navy Week.
- USS Pearl Harbor Welcomes Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Navy NewsStand 22 Feb 2007 -- USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) opened its hatches to over 170 Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) service members, including 37 officers, in support of Operation Iron Fist, Feb. 10.
- 'New Horizons' mission improves Nicaraguans' lives AFPN 22 Feb 2007 -- More than 250 Airmen, Soldiers, and Marines attached to the 820th ERHS, as well as more than 30 Nicaraguan army soldiers, are camped near Caliguate in the Carazo District of Nicaragua until about mid-May to work in conjunction with the Nicaraguan government to complete the $7.25 million New Horizons-Nicaragua 2007 mission.
- Wilford Hall takes step forward in BRAC process AFPN 22 Feb 2007 -- Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center take another step toward base realignment and closure.
- T-38 crashes in Texas AFPN 22 Feb 2007 -- An Air Force T-38 Talon crashed at about 12:45 p.m. today approximately 12 miles south of Hondo, Texas.
- Army Upgrades Its Electronic Warfare Training AFPS 22 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Army soldiers and insurgents have something in common: They share a single electromagnetic spectrum to communicate and launch attacks.
- Walter Reed Continues Quality Care, Concern for Recovering Wounded Army News Release 22 Feb 2007 -- The leadership and staff of Walter Reed Army Medical Center are working with outpatient Soldiers to continue year-long efforts to address concerns about medical services and their housing, especially in light of recent press reports about understandable frustrations with care among some Soldiers and their families.
- Russia: Is Heated Rhetoric Leading To 'Cold War Lite'? RFE/RL 22 Feb 2007 -- Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his harshly worded critique of U.S. foreign policy at the Munich Conference on Security Policy, observers have speculated about the dawn of a new Cold War
- Russian, U.S. Security Advisers Hold Fence-Mending Talks RFE/RL 22 Feb 2007 -- U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley held talks today in Moscow with Russian Security Council chief Igor Ivanov.
- Indian, French air forces stage war games IRNA 22 Feb 2007 -- Indian and French air forces fielded some of their deadliest combat aircraft in mock fights and aerobatic displays during a joint exercise.
- Analysis: The Final Frontier for Weapons cfr.org 22 Feb 2007 -- China's decision in January to blast one of its own aging weather satellites out of orbit using a ballistic missile drew global criticism
- German FM calls for civilized dialogue on U.S. missile shield RIA Novosti 22 Feb 2007 -- The German foreign minister Thursday called for a broad dialogue on the deployment of elements of the U.S. missile defense system in Central Europe, without accusations against the United States.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 22 Feb 2007
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 22 Feb 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for February 22, 2007
- LOCKHEED MARTIN REALIGNS BUSINESS AREAS Lockheed Martin 22 Feb 2007 -- Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) today announced a realignment of some of its business areas along with several personnel changes
- EADS exploits Erudine technology to develop complex defence and security systems EADS 22 Feb 2007 -- EADS Defence & Security Systems today announced that it has purchased a minority stake in the Erudine IT software company
- Northrop Grumman Completes Main Mast Installation On USS Carl Vinson Northrop Grumman 22 Feb 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) completed a significant work performance milestone on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) with the installation of the final section of the ship's main mast on Feb. 21.
- SAIC to Provide Security Services to DHS Customs and Border Protection SAIC 22 Feb 2007 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it won a contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide security services to Customs and Border Protection.
- Raytheon Awarded 10-Year Logistics Contract for Improved Target Acquisition System Raytheon 22 Feb 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded initial contract funding of $11.7 million from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Systems Command, Huntsville, Ala., for contractor logistics support for the Improved Target Acquisition System, or ITAS.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 22 Feb 2007
- OPT: Gaza power supply under pressure IRIN 22 Feb 2007 -- The Gaza Strip in the Occupied Palestinian Territories continues to suffer daily power cuts eight months after Israel bombed its only power station, leaving health services relying on expensive generators and residents without regular electricity or water.
- Mideast Quartet adopts wait-and-see stance on new Palestinian unity gov't IRNA 22 Feb 2007 -- The Middle East Quartet has adopted a wait- and-see position on the new Palestinian government of national unity following Wednesday evening's meeting in Berlin.
- Secretary-General to meet with African Union chief on peacekeeping in Darfur UN News Centre 22 Feb 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he will soon meet with the head of the African Union to discuss the continuing suffering in Sudan's devastated Darfur region, as the United Nations warned that almost 50,000 more people were forced to flee violence in the region last month alone.
- South Africa Commits 1,100 Peacekeepers to Burundi VOA 22 Feb 2007 -- The South African government has approved the deployment of 1,100 soldiers to an African Union special task force in Burundi.
- Thai Defense Chief Warns of Attacks in Bangkok VOA 22 Feb 2007 -- Thailand's defense minister warned Thursday of insurgent attacks in Bangkok and urged caution during an upcoming Buddhist holiday.
- SOMALIA: Gov't welcomes authorisation of peacekeeping force IRIN 22 Feb 2007 -- Somalia has welcomed a resolution by the United Nations Security Council authorising a six-month deployment of African Union (AU) peacekeepers to the Horn of Africa country, which has had no functioning regime in more than 15 years.
- Russian FM says no deadline for Kosovo status talks RIA Novosti 22 Feb 2007 -- Russia's foreign minister said Thursday a UN envoy for talks on Kosovo should not set a deadline for a final decision on the status for Serbia's Albanian-populated region.
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